Kidman and Urban in Cannes

Posted on May 20, 2013

If we saw these two walking down the street, we’d say, “What a chic, cute, obviously-in-love couple! Shame about their hair, though.”


Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban enjoy a lunch date at the Cannes Palais Agora restaurant in Cannes.

Versace Large Signature Leather Tote

Jimmy Choo Vernie Sandal

Seriously, she’s pulled so tight we half-expect that ponytail to start spinning like a propellor and lift her in the air. And as for him, allow us to be blunt: he’s getting a bit long in the tooth for that hair. Wear your hair long if you want; fine. But for God’s sake, stop getting the highlights and lowlights, Keith.

And with that necessary bit of bitchery out of the way (it helps the digestion, darlings), we can say that they really do look adorable here and that we kinda love both their outfits. Her sandals are to-die.



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    • Nikko Viquiera

      And more importantly, they look happy!

      • Rhonda Shore

        she even looks flawless on her day off!

      •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        It helps that her face is more… relaxed now. Whatever she was doing to it seems to be wearing off, that’s a good thing.

      • Addictedtowhitewater

        I don’t know really know much about body language but was immediately struck by how in sync they are as they walk. They are moving together, even when she is turned to flash that smile in the last photo. Happy couple!

      • CeeQ

        I love how Keith is all “…and strut, and strut. Keep it fabulous, Keith, there are photogs about….this breeze is helping showcase my hair!” while Nic is “awww, my sweetheart, isn’t he darling? I love him. Oh look, photogs – hello, dears! Lovely day for a walk!”

    • MilaXX

      Nicole looks fine, but Keith’s hair, especially in that first shot is hilarious. He looks like a shampoo comercial

      • SugarSnap108

        I actually laughed out loud at his hair in the first one. Cover of a romance novel.

      • gabbilevy

        Plus the visible pec tattoo… oh Keith. He’s verging on cartoon character territory.

        • sojourneryouth

          Especially since it’s one of those misguided “tribal” designs. I wonder if he knows that while he may not be a douchebag in actuality, his style smells of diluted vinegar. Really diluted.

    • annabelle archer

      Casual Kidman disappoints me. I so look forward to her red carpet appearances that I don’t want to see the woman behind the star. Some celebs I feel exactly the opposite way about and find their real moments endearing, but not Nicole. I like her mysterious, glamorous and styled to the nth detail.

    • Ms. Schmidt

      Forget the hair (which is, admittedly, bad). Keith, please do up just ONE more button on your shirt. Please.

    • charlotte

      I don’t like tattoos peeking out like that. Looks like a skin disease to me.

    • Pennymac

      What was that? I couldn’t hear you over the sound of his hair screaming “DOUCHE!!!”

    • kalisa

      She Has I Dream Of Jeannie Hair. (Why Does Your Mobile Comments Caps All My Words??)

      • Billie_Dawn

        No kidding. It’s not just how tight the ponytail is, but how high it is on her head! If it were more of a sporty ponytail (closer to the nape of her neck), I don’t think the tightness would be as apparent.

    • unbornfawn

      She’s spent a lot of money on that face. Must show it off.

      • Rand Ortega


    • SugarSnap108

      I’m so with you on his hair. Otherwise, they’re pretty darn cute (though I think he stopped one button too soon on the shirt).

    • Jane Donuts

      I covet her shirt.

    • Katie Dunneback

      I *love* her sunglasses! Want!

      • CupcakeKate

        Me too! I was thinking I need a (probably less expensive) pair of cat-eyes for the summer.

    • gillian holroyd

      A ponytail that tight would give me a headache but I like the look, esp the sunglasses and sandals. Have given up trying to figure out how the tunic is laced in the front.

      • marlie

        A headache and traction alopecia at the same time.

    • MerBearStare

      Nicole Kidman is one of the few celebrities I’m actually neutral about, but I have to say, that last photo where she’s glancing back at the camera and has a warm, genuine smile on her face is fantastic. I’m buying whatever it is she’s selling.

      • Mismarker

        I could also take her or leave her but lately she’s looking the best she has looked in a LONG, LONG, long time. Refreshing to see actual human expressions on her face. I think she’s finally easing off the “procedures” and allowing herself to age a little? Don’t know. But whatever it is, she should keep it up.

    • Guest

      Homage to Arrested Development?

    • Sara Padilla

      I love her sandals. this is the first time I ever found myself wanting a pair of anything by Jimmy Choo.

      • Introspective

        those sandals are AMAZEBALLS. im here wishing my black gladiators possessed anything approximating such fabulousness.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      I want her shoes and i want him to finally part ways with the Frost N Tip hair…

    • Glam Dixie

      Every time I see him all I can think is, Billy Ray Cyrus wants his hair back, Keith.

      • carpediva

        So does David Spade.

        • marlie

          And that hair doesn’t look good on Billy Ray or David Spade, either.

          • Glam Dixie

            So true.

    • Violina23

      I’m not feeling the sandals…. Looks too much like a spider spun a web haphazardly around her feet

    • Elizabeth Phillips

      I kind of like her basic hairstyle, but it is pulled much too tight around her face.

    • Victoria Pavlova

      Dude, button up!

    • Rand Ortega

      She looks cute. He looks like Billy Ray Cyrus.

    • hughman

      I feel for the crazed, stressed-out Gay who was given the job of lacing her shirt.

    • PastryGoddess

      I hate those sandals…there I said it

      The I Dream of Genie hair is a bit much for Nicole

    • heartbot

      His hair is awful.

    • MilaXX

      I had to scroll back up and look at the way the blouse is laced up. That’s crazy. It looks like she let her kids lace up her blouse.

    • flamingoNW

      Disagree, I think they look great, hair and all.

    • Spicytomato1

      Love her top, not a fan of anything else. Their body language to me says “boy scout helping granny cross the street.” Her hair and shades only add to that effect for me.

    • max mustermann

      BK poll: What’s worse… Unruly chest hair poking out of an unbuttoned shirt, or a tribal chest tattoo?

      • mshesterp

        Oh, tribal tattoo FOR SURE is worse. I love a little chest hair. Tres sexy.

        • marlie

          I have to agree with @mshesterp. Tribal tattoos almost always read as douchey. Chest hair, on the other hand…

    • Wellworn

      Look at his facial hair. He is going gray and covering it up, which is fine. Ya, don’t like highlights on anyone though, male or female. I wish she would go back to a warmer auburn or red. It would go better with her pale coloring and wouldn’t look so fried.

    • EveEve

      Bodyguard needs a new tailor

    • YoungSally

      Rob Lowe just did an interview about the physical pain associated with his eyebrow lift for the Liberace movie — wonder if he had Nicole’s makeup artist.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Aww, I think they both look cute, TLo! Flawless and happy. And okay – ehhh, so he could stand to shorten the hair a bit. It’s still not that bad for me. I really both of their looks here, actually!

    • pattyw

      Nic’s hair reminds me of the way my mom used to style mine…when i was in kindergarten. Ponytail so tight my skull hurt. I’d walk to the school bus and as soon as I was out of eye shot, I’d pull strands loose to ease the pain. I kind of adore Keith, but it’s time for him to shake up the hair.

    • RinPauler

      Super cute top, Nicole! Those sandals are killer.

    • homofascist

      But she is covering up the bag! Donatella will NOT be happy…

    • Christina Diaz

      i covet her sunglasses!

    • Elaine Lang

      Nichole…I understand you afraid of backing off the Botox, but, keep in mind that “Croyden Facelift” is not an actual procedure before you ask your stylist to set you up with one.

    • adi

      what brand are her sun glass ? AMAZING !!!!!

    • LaSylphide

      Love her top.

    • CeeQ

      Yeah her hair is pulled back too tight. As my mum liked to say to me when I was a wee one – wear your hair down, dear, you’ll be less likely to get a bald spot later. (LOL!!)

      I am LOVING those sandals – and doesn’t this answer TLo’s question the other day of does Nic ever wear open toe shoes? I think so =D

    • frannyprof

      This the first pic I’ve seen of them where they actually look like they *belong* together, not just pretending. Love her outfit.

    • nannypoo

      I hate the skinned-back hair on everyone, and I especially hate it on her. It’s working, though. Everything is going up, even her sunglasses. He has gotten himself into a style box that will be hard to get out of. He’s too old for his hair and too old to show up in a t-shirt like he often does, for example every damn week of American Idol. He needs to figure out a way to gradually develop an age-appropriate look. He seems like a sweet guy. I don’t want to laugh at him.

    • MsC

      She’d look better with her hair a few shades darker. This color washes her out. But the outfit works, and when she wears flats, he doesn’t need elevator shoes.

    • jilly_d

      I could not bring myself to walk around town holding hands with That Hair. Combined with the not-so-subtly peeking tat, he’s giving off a distict whiff of Douche. That said, she’s looking terrific these days.

    • marlie

      The both look adorable. He desperately needs a hair-intervention, though.

    • mmc2315

      Those sandals are super cute with those pants.

      But aw, Keith! I’m chuckling with sympathy! We age on the outside, but we still feel much like our younger selves!

      Just the other day, I threw on a rock band t-shirt, a pair of skinny jeans, flip-flops, and then grabbed my jean jacket to head out and run errands. I had to ask my kids, now in their teens, “Hey, can I still wear stuff like this or do I look like an idiot?” Bless their diplomatic hearts, they said, “You look like our mom”.

      • Carrieanno

        Never change. Your kids love you the way you are.

      • CupcakeKate

        That’s sweet. It is the kind of thing my youngest would say. If he approves, I know I’m safe.

    • Anniebet

      Both are cute as puppies. But the black lace thingy on the bohemian blouse makes me want to run through my house straightening all my wall art. (those of you with the same problem will sympathize, I suspect).

    • ashkeyana

      I dislike everything about his look, and pretty much every time. But they usually look so happy together I can’t bring myself to care.

      And her shoes are gorgeous. And her glasses, I love her glasses. I imagine they are quite difficult to pull of when you’re not a movie star walking around in Cannes.

    • MajorBedhead

      I hope she’s got some good sunscreen on, or she’s going to have a seriously odd foot tan. I kind of love her shirt.

    • marshmallowjane

      She looks cute. Doesn’t her laced-up blouse look like it’s laced wrong? They look super nice. He could stand to have his hair styled. It usually looks weird.

    • Carol

      They look adorable together! And I do need those sandals.

    • kimiakay

      Love her outfit, blouse, shoes, and I want want want that purse. But she looks so pale. Keith, well, he kind of always looks like this, just more groomed, maybe.

      • Luna

        Well, y’know, she *is* naturally fair. Nothing wrong with that. I’m glad she embraces her light complexion rather than going Hollywood orange.

    • sweet_potato

      What you guys saw with Aniston and Theroux, that’s what I see here. She’s a little scary and he’s showing peck tattoo.

    • bellafigura1

      Hate the bag. I’m so over statement purses.

    • Matt Bailer

      OMG you stopped at “her sandals are to-die” and resisted the opportunity to make a full-on Kidman pun by calling them “to-die-for”? Your restraint is admirable!

    • barbarienne

      I adore her sandals, but I know if I wore them, my feet would look like ornate pastry at the end of the day, puffing out around those straps.

    • pattycap11

      they’re so adorable i’m almost nostalgic for the times i was part of a couple. i like everything they’re wearing.

    • berkeleygirl

      Can’t help but think his hair has something to do with stage lights… Back in 1999, I saw Steven Tyler at Nordstrom in Seattle, shopping in women’s hosiery with his lady love. All in all, he looked much better than I expected up close, but his highlights were weird as hell. Thing is – they totally worked in videos (and, I assume, on stage), but up close – odd as all get-out. Possibly similar thing with Urban?

    • Shawn EH

      Country guys do the frosting as long as the hair lasts, unfortunately.

    • samo_samo

      Love her sandals!